North Dakota

North Dakota is one of 11 states in CSG’s Midwestern Legislative Conference. Our snapshot of North Dakota includes information on the state’s three branches of government: key leaders in the executive branch, a partisan breakdown of the legislature, term limits, an overview of the judicial branch, and more.

Tim Anderson serves as CSG Midwest liaison for North Dakota. Please contact Tim with any questions you have or research assistance you need.


Executive Branch
GovernorDoug Burgum
Lieutenant GovernorTammy Miller
Secretary of StateMichael Howe
Attorney GeneralDrew Wrigley
TreasurerThomas Beadle
AuditorJosh Gallion
Legislative Branch
Seats: 47Seats: 94
Democrat: 4Democrat: 12
Republican: 43Republican: 82
Average Constituency Size: 16,576 (based on population figures from 2020 U.S. Census)Average Constituency Size: 16,576 (based on population figures from 2020 U.S. Census)
Length of Term: Four yearsLength of Term: Four years
Term Limit: 8 yearsTerm Limit: 8 years
Judicial Branch
Highest CourtNorth Dakota Supreme Court
Chief JusticeJon Jensen
Number of Justices5
Method of SelectionNonpartisan election
Method of RetentionReelection